Batman No. 234 Cover by Neal Adams

Two-Face is one of those characters that is fantastic when he’s written well. In August 1971, Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams (with Dick Giordano on inks) delivered one of his best stories for his first appearance of the Bronze Age in “Half An Evil,” the lead story in Batman No. 234. And, of course, it was wrapped in an iconic Adams’ cover.

While I haven’t found a scan of the original art, I did come across a very good re-creation of it by Jovi Neri.

Here’s a new colour interpretation of it.

Batman 234 Cover by Neal Adams

As published. You’ll notice the oversized Batman logo outline, and the non-standard price type.

Batman 234 Cover by Neal Adams

Scan of Jovi Neri’s original art.

Art clean up by Scott Dutton

Art prepared for production. The borders and trade dress have been removed, and the art extended for bleeds. Wanting to use the narrower, regular Batman logo of the period, I filled in Two-Face’s hair and completed the ship’s lines and spars.

Comic book logos and lettering by Scott Dutton

Rebuilt trade dress added. The price circle is a variation on the one DC would use for all its 25¢ books of the time.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

Final cover.

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